I went looking for some polystyrene this afternoon and discovered that the pet shop has a sale on this Thursday and one of the items is a collapsable ramp that I can put outside so the man can walk up rather than jump up the stairs. I know I am probably going slightly overboard but he’s my man and it’s part of my job description to look after him. Anyway, depending on how the unit looks and works, I might end up buying two.
My car goes in for repairs ( excuse me, didn’t you do that last week?) and hopefully the fuel gauge should be fixed. First time was to determine the problem (took about an hour) Parts were ordered and I took the car back at the end of the week ( Last Friday) but he couldn’t do the job because my son, who borrowed the car for a while, very kindly filled the fuel tank – and you can’t replace things in the fuel tank when it’s full of fuel. I have had to drive around for a few days and today is the day it goes back in to finish the repairs. I don’t think it should take all that long to do and I should have it back by lunch. – Car back and repaired…
Went down to the sale and had a look at the dog ramp, which wasn’t too bad. Didn’t get one though because they decided that this – and a few other things – were not part of the sale. Anyway, came up with a new idea. Went to the garden shop and bought kneeling pads and wrapped them in carpet and they fit just neatly and let him get on and off his bed without trauma. Good. However, herself decided that they were not good enough so she got out her sewing machine and, using some spare material she had left over from something, made two “pillowcases” One to put the pads into and one to change. This is the person who just “tolerates” the dogs, but maintains she is not a “dog person”. This is the same person who went to the craft store and bought a heap of material and made a dog coat for the little man when we first rescued him – he had to have all his own coat cut off because it was so matted and she didn’t want him to be cold. But, she doesn’t really like dogs all that much :o)
This weekend we have a fundraising venture for the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the “Collage of Technical and Further Education” – TAFE. It’s the first day back for the new semester so the collage will put on a barbecue lunch for the students and staff. We will cook and serve it and TAFE will give us a donation. I think it is going to be a very busy month. And the Saga of the Native vs Exotic Trees still continues. If you look at the mess and look over the road not only is there a mess, but nothing else grows near it. I don’t like native trees planted along pathways and medium strips.